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Myths and legends of the British

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Courageous and honourable, compassionate and strong, the heroes of British myths and legends remain powerful symbols of national pride. Some mythic figures, such as Beowulf and Robin Hood, need little or no introduction. Other mythological characters, while once popular, may be less familiar to the contemporary reader.
In this evocatively illustrated collection of 16 storie
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Paperback, 374 pages
Published 1998 by Senate (first published 1910)
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Melanie
Oct 12, 2014 Melanie rated it it was ok
Originally published in 1910, I believe the author was writing what was believed to be true at that time. However a hundred years later a lot more work has been done on the connections between ancient myths and history through archaeological and linguistic studies. I found the book to be an annoying mish-mash of Edwardian translations of texts which had already been "Medievalised," (Whoever heard of a castle or a knight in early Anglo-Saxon times?) and romanticised prose.

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Jennifer
May 09, 2012 Jennifer rated it liked it
An interesting collection of legends from the British Isles. I was unfamiliar with several of the stories, even the Arthur-era selection. The writing style made it a bit cumbersome to read at times, but it was overall a good book.
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